Classic Films to Watch on Family Movie Night

May 6, 2021

If you’re on the search for ways to spend some quality time with the family at home, it’s hard to beat a classic movie night. Each of the floor plans in our beautiful new homes in Elizabeth, Colorado offer living areas that are ideal for settling in to watch your favorite films. If you’re ready to add some new favorite movies to your list, here are a few of our favorite flicks that are perfect for family movie nights:

The Sandlot (1993)

If you love a good coming-of-age tale, The Sandlot won’t disappoint. This all-American story features the trials and tribulations of the new kid on the block, Scotty Smalls, as he forges new friendships in the neighborhood. Centered around bonding through baseball, this movie is a great pick for a summer movie night.

Moana (2016)

For a feel-good, girl-power story, put Disney’s Moana on and get ready for an inspiring ride. Unlike many original Disney flicks, in Moana there is no Prince Charming. Instead, you’ll encounter a brave young lady who is tasked with saving her Polynesian village from blight. Called by the ocean, the protagonist Moana must return a mystical relic to the goddess Te Fiti.

Matilda (1996)

Matilda is a whimsical story named after the protagonist, a girl from a troubled home who uses reading as an escape from reality. She faces many struggles along the way, from her narcissistic parents to a principal who rules by intimidation. However, she teams up with her favorite teacher and uses her gift of telekinesis to change her life for the better.

Troop Zero (2019)

Viola Davis, Alison Janey, and Jim Gaffigan come together in this quirky, heart-warming film about space exploration, Birdie Scouts, and the power of friendship. Christmas Flint is a middle school girl with dreams bigger than her small Georgia town – she wants to visit outer space. When NASA comes to town looking for a Birdie Scout troop to document for its golden record, Christmas will stop at nothing to get involved. Troop Zero is an inspiring family film that encourages young girls and boys to dream big, live their truth, and be compassionate to one another throughout the journey. 

Despicable Me (2010)

If you have young children, Despicable Me is an animated movie that’s funny for the adults, too. Steve Carell voices Gru, a supervillain intent on carrying out an ambitious evil plan. He adopts three orphan girls to use as part of his diabolical plot, but ends up becoming attached to his new family. The cooky yellow minions and Gru’s harebrained scientist assistant make this film all the more charming and fun for the whole family.

Back to the Future (1985)

Back to the Future is an ‘80s sci-fi flick that’s widely considered to be a classic. The main character, teenage Marty McFly, and his quirky scientist friend team up to experiment with time travel. The result is Marty being transported to the 1950s and meeting his parents when they were his age. Tasked with guaranteeing they end up together to ensure his future existence, this tale is a wild ride from start to finish.

If you’re looking forward to enjoying a movie night with your loved ones, the movies mentioned here will certainly make for a memorable night. Regardless of which films you choose, they’ll be all the more fun to watch in your brand-new home in Independence Community. Our gorgeous new homes in Elizabeth, Colorado are designed with charm and provide ample indoor and outdoor space. To learn more about availability, please contact our team.